Sunday, 2 February 2014

29 faces Day 2


My second day of the month long challenge is my 'girl with the fan' painted to celebrate Chinese new year.  I found this very cool border on Pixlr, I presume it says Happy New Year... ( My understanding of Chinese is I'm sure you have guessed rather limited) I love oriental Art, all those rich reds and golds. This piece is on watercolour board and is neo-crayon and gouache with a little gold textures paint for her robe. I was inspired by a famous Monet painting La japonaise which shows his wife wearing a beautiful robe celebrating all things oriental.

Thanks to all who popped by yesterday and wished my daughter a happy birthday! ( The handbag cake was very well received and very tasty )
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11 comments:

  1. A great painting to celebrate the Chinese New Year. I love her robe.

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  2. your colors are wonderful
    a beautiful piece

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  3. Loving your oriental girl with her beautiful robe. Hugs Annette x

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  4. How beautiful! I love her fan and the way her hair extends. Happy new year to you and happy belated birthday to your daughter.

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  5. lovely colours Morag! Love the relationship between her flowing hair and her fan x

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  6. A beautiful woman and a nice way to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The rick red is fantastic.

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  7. The robe is so beautiful, love the colors! Your handbag cake was just awesome, sure it was a hit!

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  8. Lovely elegant lady and gorgeous colours.

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  9. She is wonderful, colorful and mysterious with the far off look in her eyes. What did you use for her eyes and face detailing? Going to the Chinese New Year Dragon Parade has been on my little bucket list for years. Saturday I went early to take photos and watch the parade. I am so glad I did .

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  10. Great Asian art. I have been making origami kimonos with my Japanese friend. We plan to use them on greetings cards.

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